President Joe Biden is slated to give a national address at the White House on Thursday evening observing the one-year anniversary of the lockdown caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Biden will give the speech at 8 PM ET, according to the White House’s schedule, marking his first presidential primetime address.
“It’s a speech about where we’ve been, where we are and where we can be,” senior White House adviser Anita Dunn told the Washington Post. “And I think it will speak to the shared experience of this country over the last year.”
Besides reflecting on the shutdown, Biden is expected to tout his $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package that has now successfully passed in both chambers of Congress, according to the Post and the Associated Press. The President will sign the bill on Friday.